Eggless Nutella Cake in a Mug
Recipe type: Easy baking, Microwave Cake
Cuisine: Dessert
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Serves: 1 mug
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1.5 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of Canola Oil (You can use olive oil or any other vegetable oil too if you want!)
  • 4 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of nutella
  • A mug
  • A microwave
  1. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together all the try ingridients
  2. Whisk in the milk and oil until all ingridients are combined and the batter has no lumps
  3. Pour the batter into a microwave safe mug with a wide mouth. If you take a mug (like the moustache one) the batter would reach approximately ⅔rds of the cup but If you take a bigger cup, the batter would reach only half way. So the cake that rises may not look that pretty! The cake definitely looks cuter in smaller mugs with wider mouths.
  4. Add the Nutella in the middle of the batter. Just drop it in the middle- no need to push it down and sink it in the batter.
  5. You can place a paper towel in the microwave and set the mug on top of it if you like. This is will catch any batter if your mug overflows- especially if youre using small mugs
  6. Microwave the mug for 90 seconds. The cake should have risen. You can put a toothpick in it and if it comes out clean, you know it’s done! If the toothpick sinks in with batter all around it, just give the cake 20 seconds more in the microwave.
  7. Once done, remove the mug from the microwave and it’s ready to eat! To be more indulgent, you can drop another spoon of Nutella on the top to create a Nutella ganache! Or, enjoy with vanilla ice cream. The cake tastes the best hot. If you don’t eat it immediately which you should ideally, you can put it in the oven for 20-30 seconds to warm it up a bit before eating it!
Recipe by Melange of Musings at